Smashing Magazine | Web Design & Development
I often think about our responsibility as web developers. I compare our job to a health worker, to a craftsman, and I realize that we have a pretty easy job in most cases. Usually, nobodyâ
Typography can make all the difference. However, if your project has to get along on a very limited budget and you need to rely on free fonts, good ones are never easy to find. Luckily, we
Reviews, testimonials and word of mouth are winning the war in branding. A sea of research is out there about social proof and what to do and what not to do about soliciting customer revie
Guess what: those tricky mystery riddles are never easy to design. The idea has to be evaluated and brought into life, just to be crashed by painful user tests and then adjusted over and o
Mark Zuckerberg once said, â€śThe biggest mistake that we made, as a company, is betting too much on HTML5 as opposed to nativeâ€¦ because it just wasnâ€™t there. And itâ€™s not that HTML5
456 Berea St. | Web Standards
Most web developers currently use vendor prefixes in CSS to enable certain features in some browsers. Thatâ€™s fine, but sometimes I see code examples and prefix-adding tools that go a bit overboard w
In a couple of recent projects Iâ€™ve faced designs where the main navigation bar gave me more trouble than usual. These are the prerequisites that make the problem tricky to solve: The navbar is f
Over six years ago I wrote a short post about preventing HTML tables from becoming too wide. The solutions I offered in that post involve using table-layout:fixed to lock down the width of tables. Whi
When trying to force an element to always extend to the height of its parent I ran into some peculiar browser behaviour that I thought was worth mentioning. Hereâ€™s the situation: The parent eleme
Allowing images to scale along with their container is an important part of responsive web design (and was so even before the term â€śresponsive web designâ€ť existed). Itâ€™s really quite easy â€“ al
W3C | Web Standards
The Social Web Working Group has published two First Public Working Drafts: Micropub: Micropub is an open API standard that is used to create posts on one’s own domain using third-party clients.
The Data on the Web Best Practices Working Group has published the near final version of its Dataset Usage Vocabulary. It is designed to answer the natural desire of publishers to be able to see how t
The Efficient XML Interchange Working Group has published a Working Draft of Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) for JSON. The Efficient XML Interchange (EXI) format is a compact representation that simul
The Timed Text Working Group invites implementation of the Candidate Recommendation of TTML Profiles for Internet Media Subtitles and Captions 1.0 (IMSC1). This document specifies two profiles of TTML
The Web Application Security Working Group has published a Working Draft of Content Security Policy Level 3. This document defines a mechanism by which web developers can control the resources which a
CMS Wire | Content Management
It’s a marketing trick as old as the hills: positioning a product’s negative aspects as a positive. (à la Don Draper: “It’s toasted.” ) And that’s exactly w
Traveling can be a pain, so we often pick what’s easiest. A new Boxever survey backs that up: Better, personalized customer experiences lead to greater customer loyalty with travel providers.
Yes, this is indeed the question I just won’t let go. When Windows 8 was unveiled in 2011, Microsoft promised it would converge every screen that could possibly support it under a single,
There are plenty of rumors swirling around about Lexmark — including one that it may opt to spin off its solutions and services businesses into a separate company like Xerox did
When Hadoop purveyor Hortonworks (HDP) filed a registration statement with the US Securities and Exchange Commission for a $100 million secondary stock offering last month, jaws dropped.&nb
Search Engine Watch | SEO
Welcome to our weekly round-up of all the latest news and research from around the world of search marketing and beyond.
All the experts, analysts and geeks here at Search Engine Watch and ClickZ are very proud to present Shift, a new two-day event taking place at 155 Broadgate, London on 24 â€“ 25 May 2016.
There have been multiple blog posts written over the years on how to use Google Analytics to identify and fix 404 Error Pages, but many of these blog posts are due an update.
Here weâ€™ll be taking a brief look at an excellent presentation from The LEGO Groupâ€™s Head of Global Search Marketing Luis Navarrete, covering how LEGO used the power of social, search and old-scho
As of 2014 we know 55% of teens and 41% of adults use voice search on a daily basis. Now with virtual assistants like Siri, Alexa and voice recognition technology from Shazam and SoundHound, the numbe